If you’re looking for Christmas card ideas for kids that will really impress the grandparents, you’ve come to the right place.
We’ve got three different Christmas cards to make with children that show off their arty and crafty side.
It’s one of those things to do with kids at Christmas that doesn’t just while away the time until the big day, but creates a special memory for the lucky person who receives the card.
Get in the festive spirit by putting on one of our top ten Crimbo films and then check out our Christmas card ideas for kids …
A high-five for Santa
An A4 sheet of card (coloured or plain), poster paint, felt-tip pens
Place the card in front of you, turned so the long edge is towards you. Carefully fold it in half. You have the basis of your greeting card – just remember it opens from the right-hand side (it’s easy to get mixed up).
Now, it’s time for your little one to carefully paint the palm of their hand with flesh-coloured paint, and their fingers with white paint. This will be Santa’s face and beard.
With their fingers slightly splayed, they should press their hand on to the card – leave a little room at the top where they can paint Santa’s hat in red.
Leave the paint to dry, then draw on Santa’s features using the felt-tips. Add some jolly “ho-ho-hos” or a Christmas message and ta-dah! You’ve completed the first of our Christmas card ideas for kids.
Tree-sy does it
An A4 sheet of blue card (folded as above), an A4 sheet of white paper, a sheet of green paper, a glue stick, felt-tip pens, scissors
That glue stick is the key to the second of our Christmas cards to make with children.
Cut four or five triangles in various sizes from a sheet of green paper and set aside. Place the white paper in front of you with the long side towards you and draw a gentle curve from near the top left corner to almost the bottom right corner. Cut along the line and dispose of the paper above the cut.
With the high end of your white hill on the left, fold the paper in half. Then fold it back on itself, then back on itself again. You should now have a zig-zag of paper.
Using the glue stick, stick the trees at various points on the way up the hill. Using a brown felt tip, draw in the trunk and branches. Then, in blue felt tip, doodle in a snowman and some mounds of snow. You can add in snowflakes on the blue sky in white.
Star of the show
An A4 sheet of card (folded as above), a sheet of card, Blu Tack, a red marker pen, glitter pen in gold or silver.
A few things to do with kids at Christmas start with a bit of cutting out – and this is one of them. From the second sheet of card cut out a star-shape smaller than the width of your Christmas card. Put some Blu Tack on the back and fix it on the front of your Christmas card – make sure it can’t move.
Take the cap off your marker and dot around the edges of the star, using it as a stencil. Try to keep each dot distinct – you’re not colouring in. When you’re satisfied you’ve got enough coverage, remove the star stencil and the Blu Tack. With the glitter pen, write your Christmas greeting inside the star.